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Want to Represent Fellow Students on Campus?

Consider becoming a Student Association Senator, representing the residence hall you live in. (Photo by Mark McCarty)

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 30, 2018) — Are you interested in getting more involved on campus this semester? Want to help make residential life even better, both for your fellow students and yourself? Then today may be an important cut-off date for you.

The Student Association Senate will be holding special elections on Feb. 7-9 for all those yearning to have a place in student government, but today at noon is the final chance to nominate yourself. Nominations may be submitted digitally via MyInvolvement.

The following positions are available: Indian Quad Senator, Colonial Quad Senator, Alumni Quad Senator, Off-Campus Senator and three Senators-At-Large. To qualify, undergraduate students must be of full-time status, have paid the Student Activity Fee and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Those applying to one of the quad-specific positions must reside in the living area they are applying to represent.

The Student Association Senate represents undergraduate students, addressing major concerns, creating community service activities, and ensuring that each member of the campus community feels that his or her voice is being heard. The Senate also plays a major role in determining how the nearly $2 million in Student Activity Fees are allocated.

Candidates will be required to attend a meeting at 5 p.m. this Friday in Campus Center 375. Voting will be open to students from noon on Feb. 7, to noon on Feb. 9, and results will be announced soon thereafter.

For more information, contact the Student Association Elections Commission at

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